Apply to Serve on a Board or Commission

We recently made a change to our online system used to accept applications. If you are applying or reapplying for a position on a board or commission, you will need to create a profile with your information in the new system.

You can apply for current board and commission position openings by filling out an online application form. Be sure you know the City ward in which you live, and have your contact information and résumé handy.

​​Apply online

How to submit an online application

You only need to submit one application, even if you are applying for multiple board or commission positions. Select all of your choices from the Boards drop-down list.

You may need to answer additional questions depending on the openings you are applying for. Questions that must be answered to be considered for a specific position are identified with a dark blue bubble above each question.​​

The online application system​ maintains one record in the system for you for one year from your last submittal.

Create or open an application​​

To apply for a position using the online system:

  1. Open the online application system in an Internet browser.

  2. Type your information in the fields. (A red asterisk next to a field name means you must enter information in that field to submit your application.)​

  3. Once you have typed your email address and moved to the address field:
    • Your application information will be saved as you enter information.

    • If the email address is already in the system, a prompt is displayed:

      • If you want to return to your prior application:

        • Click the [Email me a link to my application] button.

        • You will be sent an email with a link to return to your application. The link in the email is the only way to return to your application. You must complete the application by the date specified in the email.

      • If you want to add an application with a different email address:

        • Click the [Cancel and start a new application] button.

        • Change the email address to a different one to create a new application.

S​​​​​ave your information

​To save your information so you can return​ to it:

  1. Clic​​​​​​k the [Save for later] butt​on.

  2. You will be sent an email with a link to return to your application. The link in the email is the only way to return to your application. You must complete the application by the date specified in the email.

​​Save a copy ​of your responses

To save a copy of your re​​​spon​ses as a PDF file:

  • Click the [View as PDF/Print] button. Your responses will open in the browser in a PDF viewer.

  • Click the [Save] button in your PDF viewer to save the file to your local computer.

Delete​​​​ your application

To withdraw and delete your application without submitting it:

  • Click the [Withdraw] button.

  • You will be asked to confirm that you want to delete your application information.

    • To delete your application: Click the [Ok] button.

    • To return to your application: Click the [Cancel] button.

Submit your completed application​​​

To submit your responses and complete the application process:

  • Click the [Submit] button.

  • You will be sent a confirmation email.   

Mail an application

Instead of applying online, you can complete a fillable PDF form and mail it to the City Manager’s office.​​​

Contact us

City Manager's Office
Monday–Friday
8:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.
555 Liberty St SE RM 220
Salem OR 97301
Phone: 

​It is the City of Salem’s policy to assure that no person shall be discriminated against on the grounds of race, religion, color, sex, marital status, familial status, national origin, age, mental or physical disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, and source of income, as provided by Salem Revised Code 97. The City also fully complies with Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, and related statues and regulations, in all programs and activities.